Saturday, August 13 was a full moon.
I didn’t actually know it was a full moon until I was outdoors as dusk and saw the huge globe in the sky.
I have previously posted about Full Moons but thought I’d touch on it for new readers.
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And here’s a List of Full Moon Things to Do & Try
During a Full Moon, the world is filled with excess prana, or life force energy. Technological or mechanical glitches are notorious during Full Moons. Computer problems, car problems, appliances breaking.
For example, during this full moon my ice maker in my refrigerator broke and on the next month’s full moon, my microwave broke.
But full moons are not all about glitches and insomnia and excess energy. Many people believe that Full Moons are a time of good luck and good fortune.
Those who are traditional yogis tend to refrain from practicing yoga during full moons because although we feel we “have tons of energy” to practice, it’s not a calm and centered energy.
It’s more of a manic, chaotic energy and we are prone to emotional upset like crying or feeling very uncerented if we practice when the moon is full.
Conversely, during new moons where there is excess apana (downward pulling energy) we don’t typical practice because we are much more heavy-filling, sluggish, tired, and just don’t have the uplifting energy to sustain a nice practice.
As an aside, the same apana, or downward energy, experienced during new moons is also experienced during our monthly cycles (that’s why some people call our monthly visitor our “moon time”). Apana is also experienced during childbirth where there is a strong downward pull.
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1. Did you notice any full moon effects this month? How much do you “believe in” this type of thing or how much stock do you put in it?
I did. Skylar was a little moody earlier in the week. I find that kids are generally more in touch with natural world phenomenon than adults so it’s not surprising when they test their parent’s patience.
And I have been staying up super late (common for me) but have had excess energy for my workouts.
However, I also felt that my energy was not a grounded type, more manic.
I have also noticed coworkers having more heated interchanges the past few days, too.
Moons, Mother Nature, life cycles, our bodily rhythms are all so interwoven and fascinating to me, and I believe in it all.
Once you allow yourself the freedom to say, you know, there is something to this, or there could be something to this, and stop resisting it and just keeping your mind open to possibilities, all kinds of things manifest that you may have previously discounted.
2. Best thing you’ve ate or done so far this weekend?
I had a Flourless Peanut Butter Cookie that just hit the spot. Mmm.
Enjoy your Sunday!